Kansai area Belgian and world beer bars
belgianDolphins Umeda - Belgian rest/beer bar: Chayamachi
This conveniently located cafe is part of the popular chain of Osaka Belgian beer bars, and stocks around 100 beers, mostly from Belgium. Unfortunately the food menu is rather lackluster, and even Belgian specialties like mussels and frites are...
restaurantNakai - Yakitori: Chayamachi
There are plenty of places in town to get some yakitori and beer, but the beers here are Belgian craft beers and the yakitori is made from free-range Tamba birds, an heirloom breed prized for its flavor. Run by the Dolphins group of Belgian beer...
belgianDolphins - Belgian rest/beer bar: Honmachi
The Sekaisuji-Honmachi outpost of Dolphins is the "beer bistrot" branch, with a basic food menu and a large selection of Belgian beers.
belgianKeller Keller - Belgian rest/beer bar: Namba
Conveniently located next to the Namba subway station, Beer's Table Keller Keller carries a couple dozen Belgian beers by the bottle, mostly priced around Y970-1240. There are also a few common Belgians on tap (Hoegaarden, Vedett, Belvue Kriek),...
belgianKeller Keller Cave - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shin-Osaka
If you're in the mood for a Belgian beer before you catch your train, this small branch of the Keller Keller chain serves a couple dozen Belgian beers by the bottle, mostly in the Y1000-1200 range, along with a simple food menu. Fried chicken and...
belgianDoll Dress - Beer bar: Tenma
Perhaps worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood, this oddly decorated, under-the-tracks bar stocks around 200 Belgian beers. As with any small bar with a large stock, it doesn't hurt to check expiration dates.
restaurantNakai - Yakitori: Tenmabashi
Good yakitori and Belgian beers, from the Dolphins chain of Belgian beer bar-restaurants. Budget around Y3000-3500 for dinner and drinks.
belgianKeller Keller Kranz - Belgian rest/beer bar: Umeda
One of the more stylish branches of this Osaka Belgian bar chain, Keller Keller Kranz is located in the Fukoku Forest Square dining complex, accessible from the Whity underground shopping arcade. The wide-ranging food menu features everything from...
belgianFlanders Tale - Belgian rest/beer bar: Umeda 2-chome
Nine Belgian beers on draft and many more by the bottle are served at this sprawling pub-restaurant. The food menu includes Belgian standards like mussels and frites, plus teppan-grilled meats and seafood, sausage and charcuterie platters and of...
belgianBarrel - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yodoyabashi
Good, authentic Belgian cuisine and a nice assortment of Belgian beers, including several on tap.
world beerDrunk Bears - Beer bar: Chayamachi
Bears serves more than 100 different beers from around the world, along with bar food like nachos, sausages, calamari, and fried chicken fajitas. The stand-up bar is open till 2am weekends; there's also a sit-down dining room across the hall.
belgianBeer Cafe Barley - Beer bar: Nishinomiya
This cozy and pleasant beer specialist has seven seats at the bar and a few tables. In addition to four hand-pumped ales they offer more than 100 bottled beers, including a wide selection of Belgian styles and the full line of brews from Baird, one...
belgianCafe Brugge - Belgian rest/beer bar: Sannomiya
One of the few places in town where you can find a multiplicity of Belgian beers, in a convenient location right at the foot of Ikuta Road.